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Licensing Oracle in the Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon or Oracle)

Julie Machal-Fulks, The ITAM Review, 12/06/2017

Increasingly, companies are considering outsourcing datacenter workloads to third-party hosted or cloud environments. Software publishers like Oracle are not only publishing guidance on how to count licenses that are installed in a third-party cloud environment, Oracle is also offering its own cloud solutions to customers. Although moving the Oracle products to third-party cloud environments may result in initial hardware savings, failing to understand the licensing rules for these environments can ultimately lead to costly licensing mistakes.